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Islanders 2013 Draft Central - Kerby Rychel and Max Domi

by Greg Picker / New York Islanders
The son of former NHLer Warren Rychel, Kerby Rychel plays a much different brand of hockey. While Warren was considered an enforcer tallying 1,422 PIM in 406 career games, Kerby is more prone to putting the puck in the back of the net. Leading his team with 87 points in 68 games, (40 goals, 47 assists) Rychel was one of the few bright spots on a Windsor squad that failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Pos. LW Shoots L
Ht. 6'1" Born 10/7/1994
Wt. 205 Hometown Torrance, CA
Kerby Rychel

Windsor Spitfires, OHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
Windsor 68 40 47 87 94
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
Kerby Rychel is a fierce competitor every night and is not at all afraid to play the game in the dirty areas.  He’s more of a goal scorer than a playmaker, and he’s also not afraid to drop the mitts when necessary. Rychel is a team player with some intangibles many others don’t possess.
Another son of a former NHL tough guy, Max Domi is more apt at using his stick to score than his fists to fight. His father Tie racked up 3515 PIMs during his NHL career. Max led the Knights with 32 points (11g, 21a) in 21 playoff games as the Knights won their second consecutive OHL Championship. He also finished first on the team in scoring during the regular season.
Pos. C Shoots L
Ht. 5'9" Born 3/2/1995
Wt. 185 Hometown Winnipeg, MB
Max Domi
London Knights, OHL
2012-13 GP G A P PIM
London 64 39 48 87 71
Trent Klatt, Islanders Player Development
When you think of Max don’t go looking for comparisons with his dad, Tie Domi. Albeit stature, competitiveness and passion are close to the same, Max generates a lot more offense due to his skill level. One has to look no further than his Memorial Cup assist on Bo Horvat’s goal to see where his skill level is.
John Tavares, Islanders center
Drafted: 2009, NY Islanders (1st round, 1st overall)
"My year there was a lot of speculation between me, (Matt) Duchene and (Victor) Hedman. I felt that I put myself in the best situation possible to prove to every team that I was worthy of being selected first. I worked hard all season, but I was really just excited to get my opportunity. Obviously, being selected No. 1 is a very special thing, so I was lucky."
Each day of the week leading up to the draft, will break down prospects from different leagues.

Monday: Europe
Tuesday: NCAA/USHL
Wednesday: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Thursday: Ontario Hockey League
Friday: Western Hockey League
Click here for the 2013 Draft Central archive.
Kerby Rychel and Max Domi are the No. 7 and 8 ranked skaters coming out of the Ontario Hockey League for the 2013 NHL Draft.
1.  Colorado Avalanche
2.  Florida Panthers
3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
4.  Nashville Predators
5.  Carolina Hurricanes
6.  Calgary Flames
7.  Edmonton Oilers
8.  Buffalo Sabres
9.  New Jersey Devils
10. Dallas Stars
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Phoenix Coyotes
13. Winnipeg Jets
14. Columbus Blue Jackets
15. New York Islanders
Round 1: 15th overall
Round 3: 75th overall
Round 4: 105th overall
Round 5: 135th overall
Round 6: 165th overall
Round 7: 195th overall
1985 New York Islanders Draft Picks
Brad Dalgarno (1st round, 6th overall)
Derek King (1st round, 13th overall)
Brad Lauer (2nd round, 34th overall)
Jeff Finley (3rd round, 55th overall)
Kevin Herom (4th round, 76th overall)
Tommy Hedlund (5th round, 89th overall)
Jeff Sveen (5th round, 97th overall)
Rod Dallman (6th round, 118th overall)
Kurt Lackten (7th round, 139th overall)
Hank Lammens (8th round, 160th overall)
Rich Wiest (9th round, 181st overall)
Real Arsenault (10th round, 202nd overall)
Mike Volpe (11th round, 223rd overall)
Tony Grenier (12th round, 244th overall)

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